Palestinians flee Gaza as infighting rages
By Charles Levinson
Last Updated: 2:28am BST 12/06/2007
European Union monitors at the Rafah border crossing from the Gaza Strip to Egypt any that more than 14,000 Palestinians have fled Gaza since Israel withdrew soldiers and settlers in 2005 and the rise to power of the Islamist Hamas five months later. In the past year alone, the average number of people leaving Gaza per day has doubled from 15 to 30. (Daily Telegraph)
14,000 Palestinians have left Gaza since Israel Disengaged?
Seems like the UN should want Israel to rebuild Gush Katif, so that more Palestinians will flock to Gaza instead of leaving.
Today's Palestinian Roundup:
Rival gunmen exchanged fire at two Gaza hospitals, and Cabinet ministers fled their weekly meeting after the government headquarters was hit in crossfire Monday, in the latest round in an increasingly brutal power struggle between Hamas and Fatah.
In all, 16 Palestinians were killed Monday, including three shot dead in Beit Hanoun Hospital in northern Gaza. At Gaza's largest hospital, Shifa in Gaza City, combatants fired mortars, grenades and assault rifles.
After sundown, gunmen, apparently from Hamas, laid siege to the house of Jamal Abu al-Jediyan, the senior Fatah official in northern Gaza, then dragged him outside and killed him, security officials said. Medics said he was hit by 45 bullets. (YNET)
Hospitals? That's where the showdowns takeplace...at Palestinian Hospitals?
I think it's time to seriously rethink your next donation to Beit Hanoun Hospital, and give to Shaarei Tzedek instead.